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Obituaries

Saturday, July 10, 1999


Norman A. Blaich, 82, of Hawaii, will be remembered in a celebration of life 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Central Union Church. Donations suggested to the church. Aloha attire. Additional information for an obituary published May 28 provided by the mortuary.

Joseph E. Cummings, 70, of Waianae, a retired truck driver, died June 7 in Leeward Integrated Health Services. Born in Illinois, he is survived by sons Joseph Jr. and Richard; and daughters Lorri and Deanne. Graveside services: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Janet B.A. Dempsey, 65, of Kahului, died Monday at home. Born in Puukolii, Maui, she is survived by sons Dean W., David and Darryl; sister Shirley Chapman; brothers Edwin, Robert, Ronald, Gary, Richard and George Andrade; and seven grandchildren. Services over ashes: 10 a.m. next Saturday at St. Anthony's Church.

Aniceta "Sitang" Domingo, 87, of Kahului, died Wednesday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Laoag City, the Philippines, she is survived by son Erving; daughters Luz Esteban, Candy Domingo and Armelina Sadiri; brothers Isidro and Inocencio Corpuz; sisters Macaela Corpuz, Elena Sotto and Sigundena Tolentino; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. next Saturday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Francisca B. Duropan, 86, of Kaneohe, died June 28 in Aloha Health Care Center. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, she is survived by sons Anselmo T. "Sam" and Pedro B., sisters Rosalina Ganal and Feliza Lagutan, and seven grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Vertist C. Edwards, 82, of Honolulu, a special services director for the Department of Defense, died Tuesday in Kailua. Born in Wilson, N.C., she is survived by daughter Claudette Sewell and a grandson. Private services.

Serafin M. Figaroa, 77, of Eleele, Kauai, a tractor operator for McBryde Sugar Co., died Thursday at home. Born in Koloa, Kauai, he is survived by wife Gregoria; sons Jacob and Serafin Jr.; daughters Genevieve Sialana and Diana Toki; stepdaughters Swanie Daluge, Paulette Glover and Joan Sims; sister Jane Vegas; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Natalie L.L. "Dolly" Fischell, 84, formerly of Hawaii, a teacher and the first principal of Temple Emanu-El Hebrew School, died June 22. Born in Milwaukee, she is survived by husband Sam, daughters Denise Sherman and Harriet Ader, five grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Services held.

Paul R. Gamsby, 72, of Haiku, Maui, died June 16 at home. Born in New Hampshire, he is survived by son Bill, daughter Carol Festari, companion and caretaker Tommy J. Reusch, and six grandchildren. Services at a later date.

Cecilio J. Gonzales, 74, of Ewa Beach, a retired baker from Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines, died Tuesday in Tripler Hospital. Born in Pangasinan, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Purificacion; sons Rancho, Rafael and Cecilio Jr.; daughters Letty and Roseminda Gonzales, Shirley Fronda and Donna Manaligod; and nine grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial in the Philippines. Casual attire. No flowers.

William Gonzales, 74, of Honolulu, died Thursday at home. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by sister Isabella Simon. No services.

Gloria B. Guzman, 80, of Kaneohe, died Wednesday at home. Born in Kohala, Hawaii, she is survived by sons Domingo, Peter, John Gary, Ernest and Gilbert; daughter-in-law and caretaker Nancy; daughters Shirley Mendez, Esther Mitte and Amelia J. Guzman-Santiago; brother Bobby Velles; sister Julia Ahlf; 35 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Services: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Ann's Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Jean Kowalski, 80, of Honolulu died Wednesday in Honolulu. Born in Filbert, Pa., she is survived by husband retired Col. Andrew and sons Marc and James. Private inurnment.

James S.Y. Lam, 73, of Honolulu, a retired Schofield Barracks sheetmetal worker, died Monday at home. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Ellen S., sons Lyle D. and Lance A., daughter Avis L. Ho and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bruce C. Lighter, 75, of Hawi, Hawaii, a civil engineer, died Wednesday in Kailua. Born in Highlands, Calif., he is survived by wife Katherine; and sons Eric, Riley and Kent. Services at a later date. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Honolulu Zoo.

Tito Malae, 32, of Ewa Beach, died Sunday at home. Born in Warren, Pa., he is survived by wife Lizadell A., sons Justin T. and Jason D., father Tito, mother Marjorie, brothers Ron T. and James S. and sisters Patricia A. Simon and Deborah Malae. Wake services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial: American Samoa. Casual attire. No flowers.

John A. Miranda, 77, of Honolulu, a general foreman at Pearl Harbor Shipyard Shop 56, died Thursday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Kahuku, he is survived by wife Mabel, son Carl, brothers Augustine and Jesse Jr., and two granddaughters. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Call from 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Jack E. Roberts, 88, a retired merchant seaman, died June 24 in Molokai General Hospital. Born in Hawaii, he is survived by wife Virginia T., son Jack Jr., and daughters Diana Roberts and Marcelyn Michiels. Services at a later date.

Gerta R. Scheuermann, 94, of Honolulu, a retired professor, died last Saturday in Kaneohe. Born in France, she is survived by son Oliver Lee, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Isako Shirai, 96, of Pearl City, died June 30 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Wainaku, Hawaii, she is survived by sons Atsushi and Erwin, daughter Diane M. Sienkiewicz, 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Services: noon Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Luki Ta'ele Jr., 23, of Kaaawa, a farmer for Hawaii Reserve, died Sunday in Castle Hospital. Born in American Samoa, he is survived by wife Mele; sons Luki III and Lucas; parents Luki and Simata; brothers Faalavelave, Alofoe and Tupufia; sisters Asenati Morenos, Laulauga Martinez, Sieni Fuga and Talaia and Jasmine Ta'ele; and grandfathers Ta'ele and Faiumu Pavihi. Services: 10 a.m. next Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula Fifth Ward, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Laie Cemetery.

Yukuyo Tanaka, 86, of Waialua, died June 28 in Nuuanu Hale. Born in Eleele, Kauai, she is survived by son Richard I.; daughters Elizabeth Y. Fujii, Mae R. Sakai and Ann S. Sato; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandsons. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Alice Teves, 77, of Honolulu died Thursday in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by brother Peter. Services: noon Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.



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